Week 1 - Done!!
Hometyre Milton Keynes has been back up and running for a week now and, wow, what a week it's been!
From puncture repairs in and around Milton Keynes and Bedford to Tyron Bands being fitted to a brand new camper van's custom Alloy rims (safe travels!), I've also replaced 2 Pirelli PZero tyres on a Ford Focus RS after being put through their paces at a Silverstone race circuit track day . . . as I said, it's been a great week!
Let's see what next week brings.
We're back and ready for YOU!We've not had full coverage of the MK and Bedford area for a few weeks due to an injury sustained by our local franchisee Ian - but we're almost ready to hit the road again! The van has had a refit and refurb and Craig has taken over the area.
If you're into your winter sports you'll probably recognise Craig from his previous business in Milton Keynes. A customer service expert in that field before jumping trades back to familiar stomping ground in the motor repair industry.
Craig has plenty of experience with tyres and alignment from his earlier years in the industry and is itching to put it all back in use - coupled with his love of customer service, motorists in the area can expect great things! Hometyre - the future of tyre replacement and repair.
A regular site at Millbrook Proving Ground
We're spending more and more time at Millbrook these days. From large contractual jobs for new police vehicles to some of the many staff employed within. While shrouded in secrecy the site offers great facilities for car manufacturers to test new vehicles to breaking point across the multiple courses and oval race track.
The workshops are state of the art and handle vehicles from a small trailer to a double decker bus and full-on army assault vehicles - impressive stuff and always a pleasure to work in!
Hometyre MK covers a wide area around Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton. Call us for a quote today!
Free Tyre Checks
Hometyre Milton Keynes is a popular Which Trusted Trader around and for the local community so it's not uncommon for a friend of a friend or recommendation to come through to me asking for a free tyre check. I had a very nice lady phone and asked for a tyre check on her VW Golf. She was in Milton Keynes so i was able to pop round pretty quickly, she had owned the car from new 2009 and only completes a few 000s miles a year. the Tyres were the original Pirelli 205/55/r16 that came with the car. The fronts only had a 2.5mm tread left and the rears had 3.5mm tread.
All tyres have a production date code on the sidewall. i.e 1208, this would mean that her tyres were manufactured in the 12th week of 2008. Although the tyres had SOME tread left they had began to perish, the sidewall had become weak and the valves had started to crack. The safety of these tyres had now been compromised..
As 205/55/R16 tyres are a common size is was able to offer her a lot of choice and fitting that same day. Whilst fitting some new Dunlop 205/55/R16 tyres and a quick check of the spare i also carried out and corrected the Front Wheel Alignment (tracking)
We feel very strongly about the safety of drivers and Tyres (hence being Which Trusted Traders), so it was important to us and more importantly to the customer that we put her in the best and safest possible position to tackle the cold, wet, rainy months ahead.
We realise many people lead busy lives and do not want to take up their valuable time taking the car to a garage and waiting for them to get on with the job. This customer made a quick call to Hometyre Milton Keynes and not only received a quick response she had the full package of new tyres, wheel alignment and a full inspection while in the comforts of her own home. And from a WHICH TRUSTED TRADER.
Always a pleasure to help.
Happy new year to all Hometyre existing and new customers.
A very busy end of year/new year for Hometyre Milton Keynes. You may have seen our van out on the roads helping out our customers of Milton Keynes with there Tyres and Locking Wheels nuts problems. We had a very nice customer from Stony Stratford with a Mercedes 4x4 requesting a Winter tyre change, 255/55/18 Continental winter tyres fitted, they can now tackle all the perils the weather may bring. A happy chappie from Bletchley with a Ford Focus hit a kurb and needed 1 x 205/55/r16 tyre supplied and fitted. after an free of charge inspection, we noticed that he had thrown out his Wheel Alignment (tracking), 20 mins later all fixed. We then had a couple passing through Milton Keynes, Northampton on their way to family, hit a pothole, 1 x damaged tyre, they had a spare wheel 225/45/17 runflat, but no locking wheel nut. a quick call to Hometyre Milton Keynes and we Removed the Locking Wheel Nuts without causing any damage to thier alloy wheels.
So please remember, if you need any tyres, locking wheel nuts removed, tracking or puncture repairs in Milton Keynes from a Which Approved Trusted Trader, please feel free to call us and add yourselfs to our happy customer list.
As the cold weather settles in our hometyre vans are busy out and about in Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Northampton. Winter tyres are becoming very popular as many customers feel the benefits. We have also been quite busy with Locking wheel nut removal in Milton Keynes in the last few days. We had a customer in Bletchley with a Ford Focus that had a puncture on his way to work only to notice that his locking wheel nut was missing, within 35 mins we had turned up and removed all 4 nuts without any damage to his Alloy wheels. 4 x Pirelli tyres 225/45/17 for a Audi A3 in Northampton needed changing as poor wheel alignment has caused premature wear, Wheel alignment (tracking) completed before new tyres were fitted ensured that the customers had better wear this time around. 195/55/16 Runflat tyes fitted to a shiny red Mini in Aylesbury with a free complete tyre safety check help a young driver to travel up the Motorways to Uni. Many Happy customers, that's why Hometyre are a "Which Approved Trusted Trader"
Free Tyre Checks in Milton KeynesHometyre Milton Keynes had a very busy couple of weeks. A short note was placed on the "streetlife" website offering the good people of Milton Keynes inc Bletchley, Buckingham, Newport Pagnell and Aylesbury a full tyre inspection and wheel alignment check free of charge and at thier location, be it home or work this offer was free. With winter fast approching we had a fantastic response and found a quite a few issues. A customer in Bletchley with a Saab had an unseen wheel alignment (tracking) problem that had caused the tyre to split/crack. 2 x New Nexen 225/45/R18 tyres and wheel alignment completed the next day. A Doctor with a Mini Cooper in Newport Pagnell with low mileage had 2x pirelli 205/40/R17 tyres on the rear that had perished. A young lad and a new driver from Aylesbury had a VW Polo with 195/55/R16 tyres asked for a inspection only to find that he had lost his locking wheel nut, half an hour later our locking wheel nut removal tool fixed this problem. A couple from Buckingham with a ford Mondeo thought they had a Puncture, on inspection we found all that was needed was a new beadseal, saved them the need to buy new Dunlop 205/55/R16 tyres. All Hometyre guys offer these services, feel free to ask.
Busy MondayBusy Monday morning fitting tyres. Fiat van/people carrier in Bletchley with some Nexen tyres fitted 3months ago were showing signs of outside edge wear, Tracking (wheel alignment) was required. after about 1/2 hours work tracking completed, test drove the van and now the steering points straight and the handling has improved. Vauxhall Zafira with Continental 205/55/R16 tyres in milton Keynes. 2 x tyres needed 1 x had a puncture and the spare was flat, As recommended, the new tyres was supplied and fitted to the rear. checked the pressure of the existing tyres which was in desperate need of some air!!, customer all good to go. Locking wheel nut removal required in Aylesbury before a puncture repair could be completed. With the know how and the correct tools, the locking wheel nut could be removed without any damge to the alloy wheels. Another happy customer.
Goodyear Eagle F1A very pleasent morning, a very nice repeat customer needed 4 x Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres for his BMW 335d. 225/40R18 front and 255/35R18 rear. This is the second time he has had Goodyear tyres and loves the way they perform around the roundabouts in Milton Keynes. Finished fitting the tyres and noticed a Nissan Micra with 185/60R14 budget tyres, in the carpark with a flat front. Put air in the tyre and left a note on the door with my contact details just in case it's a puncture, (the last thing you need when coming out of work). Keeping my phone on just in case im needed.
Tyre Van out and aboutBusy week around Milton Keynes, had a few new customers mention that they have seen my van driving around quite a lot so have taken the plunge and saved themselves time and money on new tyres, We had a very nice lady needing 4x new Budget tyres 215/55/r16 on her vectra in Bedford, gave the wheels a good clean for her (thanks for the coffee). www.lockedandsecure.co.uk a very good alarm company from Newport pagnel, once again needing a couple of punctures on his Continental 195/70/r15 sorting. www.sharkblades.co.uk of Northampton needed 2x new Nexen 205/45/16 for their delivery van inc wheel alignment. Thanks to all my customers this week.
Mobile tyre fitting around NorthamptonHometyre have been helping more customers around Northampton going on the sunny holidays. 2x new Nexen NBlue 205/55R16 a very popular good price mid-range tyre on a Ford Focus for a repeat customer. Then onto a really nice couple with a Audi A3, 225/45R17 1x Firestone tyre and 1x puncture repair, checked all other tyres while there and found a perished valve, replaced and fixed. Then off to Wellingborough for some Pirelli 175/70/R14 for a VW POLO. 2 x new fronts which we changed to rear (best place for new tyres) also corrected the wheel alignment (tracking) and re-preasurised the spare wheel (customer had not noticed it had gone flat). All jobs completed on time with a quick wheel clean. Thanks Again.
Happy customers around BuckinghamshireA busy few days helping out customers with some tyre problems. A paramedic's Volvo XC90 with 235/65/R17 tyres in Milton Keynes had worn out edge wear but 4mm tread in the middle, needed new tyres and to prevent this issue happing again we corrected his tracking, (wheel alignment). Always a pleasure to keep these guy's on the road and safe. Customer in Buckingham about to go on their summer hols needed the very popular Nexen Nblue tyres 205/60/R16, previous customer that liked fitting and recomendations of rear to front fitting. Next customer in High Wycombe with a beautifull Bentley needed a puncture repair on his Pirelli Pzero 275/35/R21. We also completed many more customers around Northampton, Bedford and Aylesbury.
Sunny days out
With the summer holidays now upon us and the trips to the seaside looming, please don't let your days out get ruined by your tyres not being up to scratch, it's easy to check the following.
TREAD, make sure your tyres are over the min legal limit of 1.6mm.
DAMAGE, make sure you check your tyres for splits, cracks or bulges.
PRESSURE, incorrect tyre pressure will cause uneven tyre wear & poor MPG.
If in doubt feel free to call our office. Don't forget we can repair punctures, fix wheel alignment and sell and fit all types of Tyres from Avon tyres to Yokohama tyres, we are out about in Milton Keynes and Northampton all summer.
Skoda Octavia needed 2x new tyres and wheel alignment
Had a call from a previous customer from Milton Keynes that asked if i could check over his existing 205/55/r16 tyres as he was about to have a long drive up to Scotland for a holiday.
After an initial inspection, i noted that the rear tyres (which were 6 years old) were showing signs of age related cracks and splits with only 2.5mm worth of tread and the fronts tyres needed had begun to show signs of inside edge wear. 2x new tyres fitted to the rear, wheel alignment corrected. all tyre pressure re-set inc the spare, even had time to give all wheels and tyres a good clean. All completed within 3 hours of his request. Happy holiday.
Stuck on the roadsideHad a poor customer about to set off on her long journey home from Milton Keynes to Harrow only to find her Pirelli 205/55 R16 tyre flat and the locking wheel nut key was missing. We pulled all the stops out and removed the locking nut, replaced the Pirelli tyre and spotted and repaired a perrished valve on another wheel. NO CALLOUT CHARGE just good customer service
School Holidays overThe school holidays are over, cold weather looming and the nights drawing in. Our Milton Keynes tyre customers are getting their cars ready. We are busy with replacing old tyres, and very busy with wheel alignment (tracking), and we are starting to get asked about winter tyres. Good job Hometyre Milton Keynes can and will help, fix, replace and accommodate all customers. All this while they are in the luxury of their own home.
Hometyre Milton Keynes enjoying the sunshine
Milton Keynes heatwave.
As the summer holidays approach, and the sun shines down on us all we all look forward and get ready for our daytrips and holidays. Here at Hometyre Milton Keynes, we have been busy with replacing caravan tyres and fitting Tyron safety bands around buckinghamshire. We have also been giving customers a free tyre check, Wheel alignment (tracking) check and replacing when needed. Before you venture on your driving holidays, please ensure your tyres are in tip top shape, we are more than happy to advise, help or even check your tyres for you, we are happy to cover Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Buckingham and surrounding villages. We have recently been changing lots of tyres that have suffered uneven wear. Should your tyres have low or zero tread depth on the inside or outside, the chances are that your wheel alignment (tracking) neads adjustment. Have you checked your spare tyre? (if you have one), How is the tread depth and tyre pressure? At Hometyre Milton Keynes your local Mobile Tyre specalists, we can cover and fix all these points to help you ensure your travel arrangements and holidays are one area that is covered.
Locking wheel nut removal
Cheap Tyres in Milton Keynes
We are often asked if we sell and fit cheap tyres?.
Hometyre offer with every tyre supplied and fitted, a free wheel alignment (tracking) check, a free check of all existing tyres and a pressure check.
Cheap tyres? more like cost effective coupled with fantastic customer service.
Part worn adviceA new customer of Hometyre in Milton Keynes called us out to replace or repair 1 x tyre on his family car Zafira. He had bought 'part worn' tyres some 6 months ago. The puncture was on the sidewall of the tyre so new one needed. as part of our service we check ALL his fitted tyres (part worns) and discovered that 1 rear tyre had ageing cracks and 1 front had a "egg" or blister on the sidewall. both these tyres could have blown out at any stage with the family inside. Don't forget they had been fitted 6 months ago. We fitted new tyres at a very competitive price.
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